The 48 Laws of Power, by Robert Greene

This book is very interesting by two reasons: One, the stories are really diverse and well described, which help to remember the laws. Second because what Robert Greene calls “laws” is very similar to what I understand as gameplays (from Wardley Maps). The laws by category I have used some of the categories of Wardley … Read more

Team Topologies

These are some notes from the reading of this book written by Manuel Pais and Mathew Skelton. Chapter 1, the problem with Org charts Conway’s law Organization which design systems…are constrained to produce designs which are copies of the communications structures of these organizations. Cognitive load of the teams: limit of information a team can … Read more

Good strategy bad strategy

I have read about 50% of the book, it took to me a lot of effort to continue till that 50% and I was expecting more insights from the book. Probably the book I should have taken 10 years ago, and it would be a different experience, but right now I expect more from a … Read more

Building Software Platforms

A guide to SaaS transition with AWS, this book written by Pablo Bermejo has been very appropriate to me, I have loved the chapters: Chapter 5, platform adoption Chapter 6, Technical Architecture Principles Chapter 7, Technology Principles I have learned a lot reading it,

NBA players

When we are thinking about the NBA players, we immediately see the man on the stage driving, shooting, guarding and talking to the media. The point is that a NBA player is more than that: they are a company, a brand, and all that needs to be carried on. Basic elements of a player There … Read more

Scaled Agile Frameworks Map

The context of this map is the adoption of different organizational models in the software industry, by enterprises that decide to build instead of buying. When this shift happens they have to build their capabilities, and the way they organize the software construction is one of them. You can say: “you should have written this … Read more

Technical Program Manager

This article is very good in some aspects of definition of this role from the point of view of organizations that are “product” centered. Then there is a problem to me, I have no clue how the author defines “program” (I’m asking about it). The main picture is this one:

Lean Agile Procurement

After attending a PMI webinar about how to improve the time to purchase on companies, I have been reading the Lean Agile Procurement (LAP) site: https://www.lean-agile-procurement.com/ The LAP approach It’s summarized in this picture: The lean procurement canvas This type of visual tools are always useful to set the big picture, and I have to … Read more